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    Default backtrack does'nt recognize usb wireless adapter thomsontg123g

    being new in the forum, greetings to all members.
    i've installed on a dell inspiron 1525, the backtrack 5.i'm trying to connect to my wireless network with a wireless Adapters: Thomson TG123g, but backtrack doesn't even see the pen.
    ndiswrapper and the driver are installed.
    Code:
    root @ bt: ~ # ndiswrapper-l
    net8187b: driver installed
    device (0BDA: 8189) present (alternate driver: rtl8187
    moreover, I have a toshiba a200 with ubuntu installed (10.04 LTS / n / l) which automatically recognizes the USB pen and i've never installed any driver in this machine for the thomson pen.
    being the backtrack based on the same version of ubuntu
    Code:
    root @ bt: ~ # cat / etc / issue
    Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS \ n \ l
    why does this happen?
    help would be welcome.
    Thank you.

    rcc

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    Default Re: backtrack does'nt recognize usb wireless adapter thomsontg123g

    BT5 is a specialized distro of Ubuntu, so BackTrack may not have the right drivers for your USB wireless adapter. I'd verify the chipset of your device against the BT wiki, as well as the hardware compatibility list forum here before doing anything else. Depending on what you find, it may be less bothersome to buy a compatible USB wireless adapter.
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    Default Re: backtrack does'nt recognize usb wireless adapter thomsontg123g

    hi:

    thanks for the tips, scottm99.
    i think that i did what you tould me:

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    THOMSON TG123g, 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Network Adapter, based on the Realtek RTL8187B chipset.
    
    Enable your wireless networks with the Technicolor TG123g USB adapter and you will attain data transmission speeds of up to 54Mb/s between all your shared devices.
    
    With full support of the Wi-Fi MultiMedia* (WMM) quality of service mechanism, you’ll experience its real-time applications, such as video, voice, and gaming just by plug and play.
    
    In the meantime, you are backwards compatible with the existing installed base of millions of Wi-Fi systems worldwide.
    
    The Technicolor TG123g supports operation with both IEEE 802.11b and802.11g, and is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED*, including WPA and WMM. The GUI set-up wizard makes the Technicolor TG123g very easy to configure.
    and...

    rtl8187 vs r8187

    This is a confusing one. The rtl8187 is the mac80211 stack driver, while the r8187 is the old IEEE driver. Both support injection. The newer mac80211 rtl8187 drivers seem to have a nasty bug in VMWare. For more information about these drivers check our rtl8187 vs r8187 page.
    ...in backtrack wiki.
    as i said,i'm not that good on linux, but i do think that the correct driver is installed:



    ...to me, it means that it should work.i'm not runinng a virtual machine.

    depending on "am i correct or wrong?", wouldn't like to go by the last possibility...although i'm appreciated for the tip.
    finding a usb wireless adapter compatible and tested, was easy...


    Alfa AWUS036H 1000mW 1W 802.11b/g USB Wireless WiFi network Adapter with 5dBi Antenna and Suction cup Window Mount dock - for Wardriving & Range

    ...but:
    it's not cheap...i've migrated to Linux because it's a "GPL" license and i do not want to fatten no more "gates & company" and never expected it to be easy.
    i would like it to work...but I may as well be wrong about my interpretation.
    any ideas?
    Thank you.

    rcc

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    Default Re: backtrack does'nt recognize usb wireless adapter thomsontg123g

    That adapter is $31 at Amazon, not too bad of a price.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Default Re: backtrack does'nt recognize usb wireless adapter thomsontg123g

    hi:

    about the "alpha" antenna that was exactly were i saw it.that's not a bad price and with some effort is in my reach, but I still find it possible to connect the adapter I already have.
    I did some more research and...i quote:

    (the translation is done with the google translator wich is not very reliable.if you do not understand something, tell me, i'll translate in the context.)

    Code:
    Edict this topic for those who are a headache to install wireless modem
    THOMSON TG123g recalling that the modem has a ship of realteck 8187b
    
    1 - download the modem driver on this site> http://www.thomsonbroadbandpartner.com/ ... php? id = 166
    
    Primero run packages
    # Apt-get install build-essential
    # Apt-get install linux-headers
    
    second!
    Create a folder on your home and unzip the ndiswrapper-1.29.tar.gz.
    
    # Tar xvzf ndiswrapper-1.29.tar.gz
    # Cd ndiswrapper-1.29
    
    # Make distclean
    # make
    # Make install
    
    In a few minutes the process is complete.
    
    Make sure they are installed correctly by doing the following:
    
    # Ndiswrapper-v
    
    The message that should appear is this:
    
    utils version: 1.9
    driver version: 1.29
    
    
    tercero
    
    Whichever way you got the driver for Windows XP, copy it to a folder named folder name.
    
    Enter the folder you created and copied the driver.
    
    # Cd folder name
    # Ndiswrapper-i net8187b.INF
    
    During the installation appears something like this:
    
    net8187b installing ...
    
    Verify that the driver was installed correctly:
    
    # Ndiswrapper-L
    
    ...
    installed drivers:
    net8187b driver installed, hardware (11AB: 1FAA) present
    
    Verify that the files were created:
    
    # Ls / etc / ndiswrapper
    ...
    net8187b
    
    
    
    Raising the installation:
    
    # Depmod-a
    # Modprobe ndiswrapper
    
    If all went well everything is installed.
    
    To put this mainly because I live in spain and here is this modem uses a lot!
    in
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    http://www.forumdebian.com.br/topico-dica-para-instalar-wireless-thomson-tg123g
    here in portugal we used it a lot to, mainly because it's offered by internet service providers.
    comparing the facilities:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# apt-get install build-essential
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    build-essential is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded.
    root@bt:~# apt-get install linux-headers
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-headers is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded.
    root@bt:~# ndiswrapper -v
    utils version: '1.9', utils version needed by module: '1.9'
    module details:
    filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.38/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
    version:        1.57rc1
    vermagic:       2.6.38 SMP mod_unload ELAN 
    root@bt:~# ndiswrapper -l
    net8187b : driver installed
    root@bt:~# ndiswrapper -l
    net8187b : driver installed
    	device (0BDA:8189) present (alternate driver: rtl8187)
    root@bt:~# ls /etc/ndiswrapper
    net8187b
    root@bt:~# depmod -a
    root@bt:~# modprobe ndiswrapper
    root@bt:~#
    did it and "more of the same".i've tried the thomson pen with a machine running fedora 14 and it was just like in ubuntu 10.04...automatically detected and functional without installing anything.
    what i'm doing wrong?

    rcc

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    Default Re: backtrack does'nt recognize usb wireless adapter thomsontg123g

    hi:

    i've tried everything that i found with information about this little problem.
    It seems to me, that i can't go more forward ...alfa h36, is always a solution, but it is not a linux solution, it's a comercial one.
    more ideas?
    Thank you.

    rcc

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    Default Re: backtrack does'nt recognize usb wireless adapter thomsontg123g

    Honestly, I'm not sure what else to tell you. I'd buy the Alfa.
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